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The Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Department is located within the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology (CEAT).  The program began in 1937 at OSU - Stillwater and is fully accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (TAC/ABET), e-mail: accreditation@abet.org.  The program was first directed toward preparing young people for careers with the uniformed fire services.  However, the demand by business and industry for loss control specialists has resulted in the evolution of the program into one where the emphasis is on industrial fire protection, safety, occupational health, exposure science, and loss control.  The curriculum is designed to immediately introduce the student to studies in fire protection and safety enabling students to measure their interest in the field of fire protection and safety early in their academic career.
 
The Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Department has seven full-time faculty members and one full-time lab manager, who not only teach for the school, but often instruct non-credit courses through CEAT Professional Development.  The students in the program have the opportunity to join several student organizations to broaden their educational opportunities and experience.  The FPST program is fortunate to also have the International Fire Service Training Association/Fire Protection Publications (IFSTA/FPP), Oklahoma State Fire Service Training, and the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) on the campus of Oklahoma State University.  IFSTA/FPP is the world's largest distributor of fire fighting training manuals.
 

Minor in Safety and Exposure Science (SAES)

Required 22 hours. FPST 1213, FPST 2023, FPST 2344, Fire Safety Hazards Recognition, Introduction to Occupational Safety Techniques, Elements of Industrial Hygiene; and 12 hours from: FPST 3233, FPST 3013, FPST 3213, ENGR 4123, AVED 4943, CIVE 3813, AVED 4113, CMT 4443, AVED 3243, ENGR 4133, or ENGR 4203.

Contact Dr. Qingsheng "Sam" Wang, Qingsheng.wang@okstate.edu, 499 Cordell South, 405-744-5721.